Sweddish Massage is the foundation of relaxation-type massages practiced throughout the world. Five types of strokes and stretches are utilized to help the body to relax through the loosening of tense muscles, increased range of motion and improved circulation.

The technique will be offered through classes broken into segments: (1) the back, (2) the legs and feet, (3) the arms and hands/the abdomen, (4) the neck and face/ shoulders in a seated position, (5) a full body, 1-hour session. Instructor with over 20 years experience in the United States will teach the class. Good body mechanics, safety and contraindications will be discussed, along with a little anatomy.

While you will not learn enough to become a professional therapist, this class offers the basics to safely work with family and friends and provides a good foundation for further studies in bodywork therapies.

Dress in loose comfortable clothes which allow unrestricted movement and are easy to remove for when you need to get on the table to receive. Unscented oil will be provided but feel free to bring along any of your favorite oils or lotions. Also bring a small hand towel and note taking materials.

Venue: China Culture Center, Beijing, China.
  • About  the instructor

    Diane Williamson graduated from the Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 1988 and has been a member of the American Massage Therapy Association for over twenty years.  She is a Nationally Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist certified in Neuromuscular Therapy and a Massage Cupping™ Bodywork Therapy Educator.  When she worked with the Chicago School, Diane assisted in various classes while also directing the school’s Professional Clinic.  Throughout her career, Diane has worked in many settings including health clubs, chiropractic and medical offices and clients’ homes.

    Diane believes that everyone can be taught how to massage one another but not all who learn are meant to become professionals.  She is a passionate teacher with much to share especially in terms of self-care techniques.